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#327277 - 11/01/10 08:46 PM Subwoofer kunundrum
Brendan Offline
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Hi guys, I am hoping for some input on my next Axiom purchase. I currently have M80's, VP-150, Millenium Ti's and 2 12" Square D subs (5.1 setup). I am running them through the Sherwood A-965 / P-965 combo. As for listening levels .. well lets just say I have the best neighbours in the world. I am going to upgrade the subwoofers soon, and I do find a big difference having 2. The room is not large by any means, but I find the 2 sharing the brunt sounds way better that 1 alone. I am debating between either 2 EP500's or 1 EP 800. I am leaning toward 2 500's right now, but would value your oppinions.

Cheers, Brendan

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#327278 - 11/01/10 08:53 PM Re: Subwoofer kunundrum [Re: Brendan]
RickF Offline
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If it were me in your position I'd opt for the pair of 500's over a single 800 if multiple sub placement were not an issue, but of course a pair of 800's would be even better. wink
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#327279 - 11/01/10 09:04 PM Re: Subwoofer kunundrum [Re: RickF]
Brendan Offline
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Thanks Rick, can I borrow 3k for the other 800 please wink

Cheers, Brendan

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#327280 - 11/01/10 09:10 PM Re: Subwoofer kunundrum [Re: Brendan]
RickF Offline
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Brendan unfortunately I have to inform you that due to today's economical situation the finance department turned down my request of $3,000 to send you.

She didn't even ask what it was for. laugh

Oh, and also ... welcome aboard!


Edited by RickF (11/01/10 09:11 PM)
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#327286 - 11/01/10 09:47 PM Re: Subwoofer kunundrum [Re: Brendan]
JohnK Offline
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Brendan, welcome. Two EP500s would be the better choice in my view, especially if they can be positioned(midpoints of opposite walls or in diagonally opposite corners)so as to minimize the effects of room modes.
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#327322 - 11/02/10 05:59 AM Re: Subwoofer kunundrum [Re: JohnK]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Man, I hate it when they don't even ask what the money is for.

Every single time I think: "but THIS time it's for something really important!!"
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#327324 - 11/02/10 08:07 AM Re: Subwoofer kunundrum [Re: MarkSJohnson]
terzaghi Offline
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I have 1 ep500 and have never heard the ep800. However, id prefer having the option of trading in my ep500 toward an 800 than buying a second 500, but that's just me.

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#327327 - 11/02/10 08:59 AM Re: Subwoofer kunundrum [Re: Brendan]
EFalardeau Offline
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How many seats do you have? If you only have one single sweet spot for one viewer, then one EP-800 is likely to be the road to take. But if you have family seatings and many people to please, then dual sub is more likely to give you even bass all around.
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#327343 - 11/02/10 11:58 AM Re: Subwoofer kunundrum [Re: JohnK]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: JohnK
Brendan, welcome. Two EP500s would be the better choice in my view, especially if they can be positioned(midpoints of opposite walls or in diagonally opposite corners)so as to minimize the effects of room modes.


I second this. The benefits from multiple subwoofers is ideal.
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#327344 - 11/02/10 12:04 PM Re: Subwoofer kunundrum [Re: BlueJays1]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
I would also consider 2 EP500's vs a single EP800. Either way, you're looking at some serious bass there.
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